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Highfield Awarded CTP Certification From Association for Financial Professionals

4-25-17 - The Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael J. Highfield, Professor of Finance and Department Head of Finance and Economics at Mississippi State University, has been granted the Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) designation. In doing so, the AFP confirms that Dr. Highfield brings the highest level of expertise and distinction in treasury management to the Department of Finance and Economics at Mississippi State University.

Recognizing the unique skills and wide-ranging knowledge required of treasury professionals, AFP® implemented the CTP certification program in 1986 to define the standards in the corporate treasury and cash management profession. The comprehensive certification exam is periodically reviewed, updated, and expanded by an AFP appointed committee of corporate treasury experts to reflect the on-going changes within the profession.

In addition to meeting the program's education and experience requirements, those awarded the CTP designation must complete a minimum of 36 hours of continuing professional education in corporate treasury, finance, or accounting every three years to remain certified.

More and more employers, faced with critical staffing decisions, consider the CTP credential a benefit to current and prospective employees. Employers are confident that holders of the credential have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex treasury environment.

About AFP: Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society that represents finance executives globally. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. The quarterly AFP Corporate Cash Indicators serve as a bellwether of economic growth. The AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event for corporate finance professionals in the world.

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